Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section: Training

Current and past trainings along with web sites listed below are just a few examples that you may use to obtain continuing education credit when available. You will need to follow instructions for receiving credit from the Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section (WICWS) or other web sites. It is your responsibility to maintain your receipt of credits from each training in a file for documentation purposes and to take all credits upon leaving the agency. Share this page with all local women's health staff including your providers, nurses, enhanced role nurses, health educators, nutritionists, social workers, management support, budget/financial personnel, etc. If you locate other web sites that women's health staff can use, please email the web address/URL to Mary Rodgers.

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Training

Family Planning/Title X Medical Director Required Trainings Resource List - 05/01/23

 Required Title X/Family Planning Trainings - 05/12/23

Family Planning Staff Title X Orientation Checklists, Title X Family Planning Program Training Record and Archived Orientation Checklists and Program Training Record Webinar - 05/12/23

It is the responsibility of every Title X Local Health Department to have all Title X funded staff and staff who provide services to Title X patients (e.g., management support, lab, social workers, health educators, nurses, clinicians/providers/Medical Directors, and other staff) complete the following required trainings detailed below. If your Local Health Director position is not Title X-funded, the NC Division of Public Health (NC DPH) recommends these training courses to be taken by the Local Health Director as well.

These requirements will be monitored annually by the Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section (WICWS) and by the Regional Nurse Consultants during monitoring site visits.

On May 12, 2023, the live Family Planning Title X Orientation Checklists and Title X Family Planning Program Training Record Webinar (55.5 minutes) 05/12/23 occurred, and slides can be viewed. The purpose of the webinar was to introduce local, regional, and state staff to both documents and encourage staff to ask questions. The following information will outline both training documents which will document required Title X Family Planning training in North Carolina.

On July 27, 2023 at 10 – 11 am, the live Refresher Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Webinar (minutes) will occur. The purpose of the webinar will be to discuss case studies to help staff to understand mandatory reporting requirements. The webinar will be recorded. Stay tuned for further details.

 1. NC Title X Orientation Checklists

  1. One time, within 60 days of hire, Title X-funded staff and staff who provide services to Title X patients are required to complete the Title X Orientation Checklists.
  2. All new staff must complete the tab labeled “All Staff Orientation.” Other tabs are role-specific; new staff must complete the tab that matches their role in working with Title X patients.
  3. Originals of initial orientation documents (i.e., All Staff Title X Orientation Checklist and Role-specific Checklists) must be on file in the employee’s personnel file and retained in accordance with 2021 General Records Schedule, Standard 4, Items 4.28 and 4.41 (Source: https://archives.ncdcr.gov/media/1066/open). Copies must be readily accessible and available for review by the WICWS Regional Nurse Consultant during monitoring.
  4. Even if the Local Health Director position is not Title X-funded, NC DPH recommends the above training course to be taken by the Local Health Director.
  5. Create your Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) training account or Log into your account and register for courses. Visit RHNTC training account to learn more information.
  6. Depending upon your internet connection, it may take 2 minutes or more to load an e-learning course. If you have connection issues, try another web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, try viewing it at different times of the day and/or consult local IT staff.
  7. If RHNTC certificate download problems occur, the person must contact the RHNTC.

 2. NC Title X Family Planning Program Training Record

  1. By May 31 of each year, all Title X-funded staff and staff who provide services to Title X patients are required to complete the annual trainings indicated on the Title X Family Planning Program Training Record.
  2. No later than June 30 of each year, the Title X Family Planning Program Training Record must be signed by your local Family Planning Medical Director and submitted to Kristen Carroll, Reproductive Health Branch Head, at kristen.carroll@dhhs.nc.gov
  3. A new spreadsheet will be made available with each new Agreement Addendum (AA) to alert staff to which trainings are required each year.
  4. Even if the Local Health Director position is not Title X-funded, NC DPH recommends the above training course to be taken by the Local Health Director.
  5. Create your Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) training account or Log into your account and register for courses. Visit RHNTC training account to learn more information.
  6. Depending upon your internet connection, it may take 2 minutes or more to load an e-learning course. If you have connection issues, try another web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, try viewing it at different times of the day and/or consult local IT staff.
  7. If RHNTC certificate download problems occur, the person must contact the RHNTC
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 Women's Health Non-Required Trainings - 04/03/23

 Women's Health Agreement Addenda Update, March 2023 - 04/03/23

Purpose: Directors, managers and lead Family Planning and Maternal Health staff will learn about changes to the 2023 - 2024 Family Planning and Maternal Health Agreement Addenda.

A. Family Planning Agreement Addenda

Slides and Handouts:

B.  Maternal Health Agreement Addenda

Slides and Handouts:

 Family Planning Non-Required Trainings - 03/06/23

  1. Providing Basic Infertility Services in Title X Clinics (NCPD Contact Hours and CPH Recertification Credits offered) - 12/07/22

Purpose

The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section Reproductive Health Branch hosted the Providing Basic Infertility Services in Title X Clinics Webinar on December 7, 2022, to highlight up-to-date guidance on infertility care within Title X Family Planning Clinics. This presentation reviewed diagnosis and management of fertility, maximizing fertility preconception health, as well as strategies for counseling patients on this topic in a client-centered and culturally appropriate way.

Suggested Audience

Title X Family Planning Clinic nurses, providers, inter-professionals, and other clinical staff are encouraged to view the webinar.

Objectives

By the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  1. Define infertility and its common causes
  2. Optimize preconception health for individuals seeking fertility care
  3. Identify pertinent medical history questions and labs to assist in diagnosing infertility
  4. Identify lifestyle changes that will maximize fertility
  5. Define Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), understand it's causes and lifestyle factors


Speakers

Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, MD, MS, FACOG

Women's Health Medical Consultant
Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section
Division of Public Health - North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Erin Hoffman, MS, RDN, LDN

Nutrition Consultant
Maternal Health Branch - Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section
Division of Public Health - North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Archived Webinar, Slides, and Evaluation (PDF, 687 KB) Each person should complete the online course evaluation SurveyMonkey. Instructions on how to complete the SurveyMonkey and download a professional development certificate (1.5 hours) and/or CPH Recertification Credits is discusses at the beginning and end of the recorded presentation.

Listen to the webinar recording (1:28:24) Passcode: fV6X7$E$

Credit - Nursing continuing professional development (NCPD):

  • 1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Contact Hours and CPH Recertification may be earned upon successful completion.
  • For successful completion, participants must attend 100% of educational activity and complete the online course evaluation. There will be no partial credit awarded.
  • The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 2. Expanding Community Access to Family Planning Services Webinar (No CEs offered) - 12/06/22

The webinar showcased ideas for expanding family planning (FP) clinic services. This webinar featured New Hanover, Robeson, and Mecklenburg Counties discussing how their FP clinics offer expanded services to their communities.

Handouts and Webinar Recording

Offering Extended Hours in FP Clinic Sheet (PDF, 306 KB)

Slides – Email Mary.Rodgers@dhhs.nc.gov for a copy.

Listen to the webinar (1 hour, 17 seconds).

General viewing instructions are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to the Mary.Rodgers@dhhs.nc.gov.

 3. Family Planning Annual Report 2.0 Live Webinar (No CEs offered) - 02/06/23

The Family Planning Annual Report 2.0 Live Webinar was held on September 20th from noon-1pm

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is enhancing its data collection through the Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) for the Title X program. The new iteration will be called FPAR 2.0.

This is data we are required to submit as a grantee of the federal Title X Family Planning program. Your agencies are currently submitting data for FPAR and we are providing information on the changes to the new system, FPAR 2.0.

The goal of this webinar is to discuss the OPA changes and timeline for implementing the changes.

Presenters

Marissa Peters, MPH
Reproductive Health Data Manager, Division of Public Health

Handout and Webinar Recording
Slides (PDF, 533 KB)
Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) 2.0 Data Elements (PDF, 228 KB) 09/30/22
Listen to the webinar and Passcode: DDdcUC0^ (40.5 minutes).
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 271 KB) 02/08/23
Demographic Questions (PDF, 235 KB) 02/08/23
Clinical Questions (PDF, 183 KB) 02/08/23

General viewing instructions are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to the Reproductive Health Data Manager Marissa.peters@dhhs.nc.gov

 4. Community Engagement Education Awareness Plan and Quality Improvement Project (CEQ) Webinar Series (No CEs offered) - 02/23/23

Purpose: The purpose of these webinars is to educate Title X subrecipients about the quality improvement process for the Community Engagement Education Awareness Plan and Quality Improvement Project (CEQ). These cover the principles of quality improvement, how to complete a quality improvement cycle, walk through the CEQ template, provide information on how and when to submit your CEQ and provide ideas for quality improvement projects.

For further information, visit https://wicws.dph.ncdhhs.gov/provpart/forms.htm:

  • Click Family Planning section
  • See Other Forms heading and
  • See Community Engagement Plan, Education and Service Promotion Plan and Quality Improvement Project (CEQ).

If you have questions about the recording, please contact Kristen Carroll, Family Planning Director Kristen.Carroll@dhhs.nc.gov or 919-707-5685.

  1. CEQ Webinar Series Part One: Understanding the CEQ 
    • Slides, (PDF, 1.3 MB) 02/23/23
  2. CEQ Webinar Series Part Two: Community Engagement Plan 
    • Slides, (PDF, 436 KB) 02/23/23
  3. CEQ Webinar Series Part Three: Community Education and Awareness Plan 
    • Slides, (PDF, 501 KB) 02/23/23
  4. CEQ Webinar Series Part Four: Quality Improvement Project 
    • Slides, (PDF, 558 KB) 02/23/23
  5. CEQ Webinar Series Part Five: Submitting with Success 
    • Slides, (PDF, 336 KB) 02/23/23
  6. CEQ Webinar Series Part Six: Exploring Quality Improvement 
    • Slides, (PDF, 336 KB) 02/23/23

 5. Trauma-Informed Reproductive Health Care -- Practical Pearls and Pitfalls Webinar (NCPD Contact Hours and CPH Recertification Credits offered) - 04/28/22

Purpose The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section Reproductive Health Branch hosted the Trauma-Informed Reproductive Health Care -- Practical Pearls and Pitfalls Webinar on March 31, 2022, to highlight trauma-informed care in Title X Family Planning Clinics. Title X requires that all family planning services must be client centered, culturally and linguistically appropriate, inclusive as well as trauma-informed.

Suggested Audience Title X Family Planning Clinic Clerical, Laboratory, Nurses, Medical Director, Medical Doctors, Certified Nurse Mid-Wives, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, and other clinical staff are encouraged to view the webinar

Objectives By the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to

  1. Explain the roles of various clinic personnel in providing safe, trauma-informed patient care in the reproductive health setting.
  2. Describe universal trauma precautions involving communication and behaviors to adopt and avoid.
  3. Identify environmental considerations for creating a trauma-informed clinical space.

Speaker Dr. Amina White, MD, MA, FACOG, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Archived Webinar, Slides, and Evaluation Slides (PDF, 1.8 MB). Each person should complete the online course evaluation to download a professional development certificate (1.5 hours) and/or CPH Recertification Credits.

Listen to the webinar recording (1 hour, 32 minutes). Two Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) resources from webinar.

Credit - Nursing continuing professional development (NCPD):

  • 1.5 Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Contact Hours and CPH Recertification may be earned upon successful completion.
  • For successful completion, participants must attend 100% of educational activity and complete the online course evaluation. There will be no partial credit awarded.
  • The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 6. “Be Smart” Family Planning Medicaid Program Overview Pre-recorded Webinar (No CEs offered) - 01/02/23

Medical providers, nurses, social workers, health educators, administrative staff, financial assistance staff, eligibility workers etc. will find the webinar helpful in answering questions about the Medicaid “Be Smart” FP program.

Slides and Recording - Passcode: .yZ^?5RD (18.5 minutes)
Direct questions about the recording to Kristen Carroll

 7. Reproductive Health Services in the Age of Telehealth for North Carolina Local Health Departments (NCLHDs) (NCPD Contact Hours and CPH Recertification Credits offered) - 04/22/21

Purpose: Telehealth services have gained increased popularity as a way to provide access to necessary healthcare while reducing patients’ and providers’ risk of exposure to the novel Coronavirus. The popularity of telehealth services will likely persist even after vaccines and treatments have reduced the risk of face to face visits. Family Planning (FP) staff should attend this webinar to assess their clinic’s readiness to offer telehealth services and to enhance their ability to provide telehealth services beyond the pandemic. In an electronic age where access to healthcare services no longer must be bound to a physical site, Family Planning clinics may need to adapt and adopt this service delivery modality in order to remain a preferred provider of reproductive health services. The intent of this webinar is to discuss best practices for telehealth and virtual client discussions for Family Planning services. Coding and billing issues will not be addressed in the webinar.

Time/Date: 9:00 – 11:00 am; Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Suggested Audience: Nurses, Medical Director, Medical Doctors, Certified Nurse Mid-Wives, Physician Assistants, Social Workers and other clinical staff are welcome to attend.

Objectives:

  1. Define the different modalities of telehealth.
  2. Determine which reproductive health visits can be provided through via telehealth.
  3. Examine and detail their organization’s readiness and capacity to provide telehealth.
  4. Explain how telehealth may affect patient access to healthcare services.

Speaker: Velma V. Taormina, MD, MSE, FACOG

Archived Webinar, Handout, and Evaluation: Handout (PDF, 598 KB). Each person should complete the online course evaluation to download a professional development certificate (2.0 hours) and/or CPH Recertification Credits.

Listen to the webinar (1 hour, 33 minutes) - 10/20/20

Credit - Nursing continuing professional development (NCPD):

  • NCPD Contact Hours and Certified in Public Health (CPH) Recertification Credits may be earned upon successful completion.
  • For successful completion, participants must attend 100% of educational activity and complete the online course evaluation. There will be no partial credit awarded.
  • The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Additional Telehealth Resource: 04/22/21
Telehealth for Family Planning Providers

 8. Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) Webinars (No CEs offered) - 03/06/23

A. Fertility Awareness Based Methods of Family Planning (FABMs): What are they and how do they work webinar? - 2/5/20

Purpose: Attendee will learn Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) of family planning; the female cycle: what happens and why?; estimating the effectiveness of FABMs and an overview of effectiveness of specific FABMs.

Suggested Audience: New and seasoned healthcare providers, nurses and any other staff who will attend both webinars.

Slides: Slides (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Recording: Listen to the webinar (1 hour, 3 minutes)

B. How to Use Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) in the Real World: Counseling and Applications Webinar - 3/4/20

Purpose: Attendee will review FABM applications and learn about counseling and educational tools.

Suggested Audience: New and seasoned healthcare providers, nurses and any other staff who will attend both webinars.

Slides: Slides (PDF, 744 KB)

Recording: Listen to the webinar (38 minutes).

Additional FABMs Resources: 04/27/21

 9. Reproductive Life Planning: Deciding If Or When to Have Children Webinar (Pre-recorded) - (Certificate of Attendance offered) - 01/24/20

The Reproductive Life Planning: Deciding If Or When to Have Children Webinar was pre-recorded. The recording is 17 minutes, 31 seconds. ALL staff and supervisors in Nursing, Social Work, Health Education, Interpreters and others are encouraged to view the recording, webinar slides and handout (see slides 11-12) below before providing Reproductive Life Planning counseling and education.

  • Two copies of the laminated handout (see slides 11-12) were mailed in January 2020 to the Nursing Director/Manager/Supervisor and Family Planning Nurse Coordinator.
  • The two laminated handouts should be used during clinic and/or community Reproductive Life Planning counseling and education sessions as teaching tools. Additional copies can be made locally. Handouts for local printing: English (PDF, 2 MB), Spanish (PDF, 2 MB).

Elizabeth Draper, RN, State Family Planning Nurse Consultant, is the webinar presenter. The pre-recorded webinar provides information to help staff better prepare individuals to identify their own personal goals about becoming pregnant and facilitate their own reproductive health needs. The viewer will complete the following learner outcomes.

Slides, Brochure and Roster/Evaluation/Certificate of Completion

Webinar Recording

  • Listen to the RLP recording;Passcode: 4f!@bv7+ (17 minutes, 31 seconds) - 04/25/22

General viewing instructions are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

 Maternal Health Non-Required Trainings - 02/01/2023

  1. Perinatal Mental Health: Awareness, Assessment, Action Live Webinar – November 9, 2021 (Contact Hours and/or CPH Recertification Credits Available) - 02/01/23

The Perinatal Mental Health: Awareness, Assessment, Action Live Webinar was held on November 9, 2021, 9:30-11 am.

Nursing staff, Social Workers, and Providers that care for pregnant and postpartum clients are encouraged to view this webinar.>

The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.25 NCPD contact hours will be awarded after successful completion of 100% of the activity and completion of the online course evaluation. This will be available from 02/1/2023 through 05/16/2023. There will be no partial credit awarded. There is no conflict of interest associated with this activity.

Presenters

Sara Thomson MSW, LCSW
Statewide Licensed Clinical Social Work Consultant, Women’s Health Branch

Dr. Anne Ruminjo, MD, MPH
Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry UNC Chapel, NC Maternal Mental Health Matters consultant

 Handout, Evaluation/Certificate and Webinar Recording

Handout (PDF, 2.36 MB) Each person should complete the online course evaluation to download a certificate and to document attendance.

Listen to the webinar recording (1 hour, 38 minutes). This recording will be available until 05/16/2023.

  Questions?

Contact Ebony.Tate@dhhs.nc.gov or call her at 919-707-5689.

  2. Decoding Prenatal Genetics: Counseling, Testing, and Screening Options Live Webinar – September 8, 2022 (Contact Hours and/or CPH Recertification Credits Available) - 10/12/22

The  Decoding Prenatal Genetics: Counseling, Testing, and Screening Options Live Webinar  was held on  September 8, 2022, 9:30-11 am.  Dr. Talati and Emily Hardisty will discuss current recommendations for genetic screening, counseling, and testing for clients desiring pregnancy and those who are already pregnant. They will review the different types of screening test along with how to help counsel a client so that they make an informed decision. Nursing staff and providers that care for preconception and prenatal clients are encouraged to view this webinar.

The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.5 NCPD contact hours will be awarded after successful completion of 100% of the activity and completion of the online course evaluation. The archived recording became available on October 12, 2022 . This will be available from 10/12/2022 through 10/10/2023. There will be no partial credit awarded. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Presenters

Dr. Asha Talati, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical Genetics & Genomics

Emily E. Hardisty MS, CGC
Division of Reproductive Genetics University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

 Handout and Webinar Recording

Handout (PDF, 727 KB) Each person should complete the online course evaluation. Information for the evaluation and certificate to document attendance is found in the webinar recording.

Listen to the webinar recording - Passcode: CRf4W$dq (1 hour, 29 minutes). For specific agency questions contact Ebony Tate . This recording will be available until 10/10/23.

General viewing instructions are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Ebony Tate.

  3. Inclusive Lactation Support for LGBTQ+ Families Live Webinar – August 18, 2022 (Contact Hours and/or CPH Recertification Credits Available) - 09/20/22

The Inclusive Lactation Support for LGBTQ+ Families Live Webinar was held on August 18, 2022, 10 – 11 am. The archived recording became available on September 5, 2022.

The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.25 NCPD contact hours and up to 1.25 CPH Recertification Credits may be earned upon successful completion.Participants must attend 100% of the educational activity and complete the online course evaluation. No relevant financial relationship exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. This webinar will be recorded. The recording will be available for completion until February 18, 2024.

During this presentation we will learn about providing more inclusive lactation support for LGBTQ+ Families in NC. Together we will begin to examine our own biases about breastfeeding, understand the importance of inclusive language in lactation care and identify ways to use more inclusive language in culturally appropriate patient care and healthcare promotion.

Target audience for this presentation includes state and local health department staff working in perinatal, infant and child/adolescent health programs. Examples include Nurses, Family Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, MD’s working in Maternal and Child Health clinics and CMARC Care Managers (0-5 yo), Nutritionists, Health Educators, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Lay Leaders, Home Visitors, Community Health Workers.

Presenters

Lily Robin Stevens, MPH
Maternal Health Innovation Program Coordinator, Division of Public Health

Erin Hoffman, MS, RDN, LDN
Nutrition Consultant, Division of Public Health

Diane Beth, MS, RDN, LDN 
Nutrition Consultant, Division of Family and Child Wellbeing

 Handout and Webinar Recording

Slides (PDF, 1 MB) AND Resource List (PDF, 307 KB). Each person should complete the online course evaluation. Information for the evaluation and certificate to document attendance is found in the webinar recording.

Listen to the webinar (58min). This recording will be available until 2/18/24.

General viewing instructions are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Breastfeeding Coordination Team, dphbreastfeedingcoordinationteam@dhhs.nc.gov

 4. Perinatal Hepatitis C: Testing Recommendations, Linkages, and Care Webinar – December 2, 2020 (No contact hours offered) 12/03/20

The Perinatal Hepatitis C: Testing Recommendations, Linkages, and Care Webinar was on December 2, 2020 12 - 1:30pm. Directors of Nursing, Supervisors/Managers (who oversee Maternal Health (MH) Clinics) and MH Nurse Coordinators and/or Providers are encouraged to view the archived webinar recording.

The webinar objectives are as follows. Participants will:

  • identify when Hepatitis C screening should be done according to CDC 2020 update.
  • increase their understanding of how to counsel prenatal clients about Hepatitis C screening and diagnosis.
  • discuss perinatal transmission prevention and management of Hepatitis C positive clients.
  • increase their knowledge of North Carolina resources for pregnant clients who screen positive for Hepatitis C.

 Handout, Evaluation/Certificate and Webinar Recording

Handout (PDF, 647 KB). Each person should complete the online course evaluation to download a certificate and to document attendance.

Listen to the webinar recording (1 hour, 8 minutes) 12/03/20

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the "pause" button and press the "resume" button to correct the issue.
  • The recording can be heard by using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers.

Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

Presenters
Christina Caputo, MPH
Viral Hepatitis Program Manager, Communicable Disease Section

Rachel Urrutia, MD, MS, FACOG
Medical Director, Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section

 5. Opioid Use in Pregnancy Webinar - November 14, 2019 (No Contact Hours offered) 11/26/19

The Opioid Use in Pregnancy Webinar was on November 14, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Directors of Nursing, Supervisors/Managers (who oversee Maternal Health (MH) Clinics) and MH Nurse Coordinators and/or Providers are encouraged to view the archived webinar recording. The webinar objectives are as follows.

  • Identify the importance of acknowledging the barriers to accessing care
  • Participants will increase their knowledge on North Carolina resources for pregnant and parenting women with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • Participants will increase their understanding of how to access care for pregnant or parenting women with a SUD
  • Participants will be able to discuss new federal legislation requiring states to develop plans of safe care for infants identified as ‘affected’ by substances in utero and how this is being done in North Carolina

Presenter
Judith Johnson-Hostler, MA, LCAS, NCC, LPC-A
Perinatal Addiction Specialist
Division of Public Health, Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

 Handout and Webinar Recording

General instructions to view the recordings are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers .

 6. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Counselor Update Webinar

To access the archived SIDS Counselor Update Webinar, click https://www.mombaby.org/safe-sleep/, scroll to the bottom of the web page, click the NC SIDS Counselor Update Webinar and Resources section and click the links January 2019 Webinar and Webinar Slides. Direct webinar questions to Rebecca Severin .

 7. Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death Webinar

Support families in understanding the risks and ways to create safer sleep spaces for their infants. Safe Sleep NC has a NEW online provider training and NEW patient materials. The 1-hour training for providers topics include:

  • Key sleep-related infant death terms
  • National and state trends regarding sleep-related deaths;
  • The latest safe sleep recommendations;
  • Ways to communicate risk-reduction messages about sleep-related causes of infant death to parents and caregivers; and
  • Resources available for additional patient and provider support.

This training was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association and provides 1.5 contact hours. Staff may access the archived webinar . If you have questions or concerns about the archived webinar and promoting safe sleep messaging within your clinic or practice, please reach out to Megan Canady or 919-843-7865.

 8. Breastfeeding: Making it Work Webinars

Making it Work: Assisting and Engaging Employers – May 31, 2017
This recorded 90-minute webinar, featuring Cathy Carothers from Every Mother, Inc. provides information for public and private health professionals and para-professionals to learn more about how to support and engage employers who want to support moms who want to continue to breastfeed as they return to work and school.

Making it Work: Assisting and Empowering New Mothers Webinar – May 11, 2017
This recorded 90-minute webinar, featuring Cathy Carothers from Every Mother, Inc. provides information for public and private health professionals and para-professionals to learn more about how to support new moms returning to work or school who want to continue to breastfeed.  

The May 11 and 31, 2017, recorded 90-minute webinars can be accessed at the N.C. Breastfeeding Coalition website . A Certificate of Attendance is available for download at the end of each webinar. Webinar and certificate questions should be directed to Tara Shuler .

 9. Give Birth to Hope: A Unique Approach to Public Cord Blood Donation Webinar - August 31, 2016

The Give Birth to Hope: A Unique Approach to Public Cord Blood Donation Webinar was on August 31, 2016, 9:00 - 10:00 am. Health Care Providers, Nurses, OB Care Managers (OBCMs) and Social Workers are encouraged to view the archived webinar recording . The webinar addresses:

  • the Carolinas Cord Blood Banking Program.
  • information about the cord blood donation and collection process to be able to share information with pregnant women.
  • the potential life-saving options through the Be The Match registry.

Presenters

  • David Hall, MD
  • Jessica J. Burgess, BA; Marketing Manager, Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
  • Deborah Wood, BEd; Collection Sites Coordinator, Carolinas Cord Blood Bank

Webinar Recording and Slides

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  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers .

 Behavioral Health Trainings

 1. Validated Tools for Behavioral Health Screening: The How and Why of Using Them Webinar

The Validated Tools for Behavioral Health Screening: The How and Why of Using Them Webinar was on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 9:30 am - 10:30 am. This webinar offered an overview of the Modified 5P’s, PHQ-9 and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. The presenter focused on clarifying the intent and purpose of using these screening tools with prenatal and postpartum clients; when during pregnancy and postpartum to use them as outlined in the FY18-19 Maternal Health Agreement Addendum; and why the tools should be used. Local health department staff who work with prenatal or family planning clients and administers substance use or depression screening tools to clients were encouraged to attend.

Trainer's Name

Rebecca Moore-Patterson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work Consultant, Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section

Slides and Webinar Recording

Slides (PDF, 774 KB) and Slide Corrections are as follows:

  • Slide 2: Bullet 3: Maternal Health Agreement Addendum to Maternal Health and High-Risk Agreement Addenda
  • Slide 2: Bullet 6: C1 & C2 forms to Maternal Health History C1 & C2 forms
  • Slide 8: Heading: Agreement Addendum FY 18-19 to Maternal Health and High-Risk Maternity Agreement Addenda FY 18-19
  • Slide 16: Heading: Agreement Addendum FY 18-19 to Maternal Health and High-Risk Maternity Agreement Addenda FY 18-19
  • Slide 17: Bullet 3: C1 & C2 forms to Maternal Health History C1 & C2 forms

Listen to the Validated Tools for Behavioral Health Screening: The How and Why of Using Them Webinar (45 minutes)

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers.

 2. Licensed Clinical Social Workers - Required New Hire Orientation

 Health Equity Training 03/08/23

 Pregnancy Care Management Training

 Pregnancy Care Management: Lessons Learned from the Field Training - September 19, 2013

Description: The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section Regional Social Work Consultants presented the topic "Pregnancy Care Management: Lessons Learned from the Field" at the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Annual Educational Conference in Asheville, NC on September 19, 2013. Direct any content questions to your Women’s Health Regional Social Work Consultant.

Trainer’s Names:
Tonya Dennis, LCSW, MSW- Eastern Region Social Work Consultant
Tracy Hamilton, ACSW, MSW - Northern Region Social Work Consultant
Deborah Smith, LCSWA, MSW - Southern Region Social Work Consultant
Kelly Spangler, LCSW, MSW, MPA - Western Region Social Work Consultant

 Handouts

 Pregnancy Care Management Quality Improvement Training - August 27, 2013

Description: The Pregnancy Care Management Quality Improvement Training was held 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Village Inn Event Center, Clemmons, NC.

Pregnancy Care Management supervisors, Pregnancy Care Managers, and others involved in oversight of local Pregnancy Care Management programs were encouraged to attend the in-person training. Contact hours for the in-person training were provided through Northwest Area Health Education Center, following attendance at the in-person session and the completion of a post-event online evaluation. Direct any content questions to your Women’s Health Regional Social Work Consultant.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the training session, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide three examples of using data to develop Quality Improvement activities for Pregnancy Care Management.
  2. Describe two techniques for developing patient-centered care management interventions.
  3. List three best practices for building effective relationships with Pregnancy Medical Home providers.

 Handouts


Additional Resources

Contact Hour, CME and Other Health Professional Credit Resources

 

Last Modified: 05-12-2023